Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

December, 2011
Regional Report

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Ample Harvest

National News

Did you count your blessings this Thanksgiving for a table set with a delicious feast? Sadly, not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to enjoy such bounty. As a gardener, one way you can help...

Summer Jewels

Although winter is getting ready to extend its icy grip over much of the country, it's never too early to start dreaming about and planning for next summer's garden! And Salvia 'Summer Jewel...

Wild Ones

If you are interested in native plants and natural landscaping, it's time to go wild! Wild Ones is a not-for-profit environmental and advocacy organization that works to preserve biodiversity...

Climate Conscious Gardening

Thinking global, acting local is a motto that gardeners can follow to do their part to offset the effects of climate change. The Climate Conscious Gardener , part of the acclaimed series of...

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In the Garden


Don't Forget the Garlic!

If life isn't worth living without the richness of garlic, now's your time of year -- it's garlic planting time! But do so soon, certainly by mid-month! Planted during fall's cool weather, the cloves will develop strong root systems before they...
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Shows & Events

Water Began It All On weekends through February 19, 2012, eight remarkable hand-colored maps and illustrations by...

Clever Gardening Technique

Cold Roots Plant and tree roots are not very efficient in bringing moisture during cold weather, so be sure...
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Regional Reminders

  • Harvest Outer Leaves Only
  • Make Your Next Dormant Spray
  • Plant More Spring-Blooming Bulbs
  • Continue Winter Irrigation
  • Set Up Bird Feeding Stations

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